You have to feel for Tito Mboweni. Just when he was thinking hard about how he could ease the plight of indebted South Africans, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa decided that there were more pressing issues he needed to attend to, such as receiving a memorandum.
Somehow it escaped Numsa that Mboweni was actually dealing with their key demand, which is that he should reduce the interest rate.
But since someone had to receive the memorandum, police commissioner David Mbambo had to save the day and accept it on Mboweni's behalf.
It didn't seem to bother Numsa much that Mbambo promised to forward the memorandum to the Presidency, not the Reserve Bank as the union had planned.
We hope now that Tito has decreased the interest rate, they will now march again to hand him a thank you card.